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PS Whippingham, Ryde-Portsmouth Passenger Ferry



PS Whippingham
Paddle Steamer Whippingham

The paddle steamer PS Whippingham operated by Southern Rail on the Ryde-Portsmouth route.
Built by Fairfield of Govan, she was launched in 1930.
She was requisitioned during WW2 and took part in the Dunkirk evacuations (1940) and the Normandy landings (1944).
She was returned to railway use in 1946 and continued in service until 1963 when she was scrapped.

See also: Ryde  -  Ferries

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